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Showers are expected to creep in across the Tauranga today as a persistent northwest flow moves across the country. Most of the country is being warned to expect heavy rain and strong winds but there are no warnings in place to Tauranga or the wider Bay...

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It was a standing ovation for the makers of the Kiwi film ‘The Z Nail Gang' at the world premiere in Te Puke overnight. More than 300 people packed Capitol Cinemas to watch the film made in the Bay of Plenty for the first time on the big...

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Claims a gold mining company in Waihi is forcing home owners affected by the Correnso underground mine to sign a waiver of in relation to ex-gratia payments are being refuted by Newmont Gold. A Waihi resident, who has asked not to be named, is concerned...

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Tauranga Independent MP Brendan Horan is leading a chorus of political voices claiming the Green Party's planned policy on the endangered Maui's dolphin is “wrong and doesn't make sense”. The Green Party yesterday launched...

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Tauranga schools are lending a helping hand to the restoration of the Wairoa River banks, mucking in and planting more than 400 native plants. In the first of 25 Wairoa River planting sessions, Te Whare Kura o Mauao students planted 450 native plants...

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Katikati Recycling Centre is trialling extended opening hours on Saturdays in response to public demand. Western Bay of Plenty District Council is running a three-month trial, from this Saturday, August 2, to October 30, 2014. Katikati Recycling Centre...

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Rain is expected to become heavy at times in the Eastern Bay this week as a strong northwest flow covers the country from Tuesday to Friday, with a series of embedded fronts. Showers are also expected for Tauranga sometime today and tomorrow before becoming...

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Election billboards sporting images of the Rena disaster have spilled onto pastures as the Green Party brings attention to the “big issues facing the country”. Green Party Tauranga candidate Ian McLean says the billboards are designed send...

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Recent stormy weather has left Waihi Beach-goers taking a big step off the beach's access stairways to the sand, with level of the shoreline dropping dramatically this month. At least three wooden structure stairways to the beach now don't...

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An unusual brown sludge found on Eastern Bay beaches is being labelled a natural occurance by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Following recent queries from members of the public, the Regional Council confirmed that the foam and sludge on eastern Bay...

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Early morning near Maungatapu. By Dementi Raj.
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